Do you as a student think you will financially be impacted by the conversion? You may be eligible to initiate a Conversion Impact Claim. But what is a Conversion Impact Claim? According to RIT, " A Conversion Impact Claim is a process initiated by an eligible transition student who believes that he/she has been financially harmed by RIT's transition to semesters." We as a semester conversion team encourage all students to read the Conversion Impact Claim.
A few highlights from the document (taken directly from the document):
- First time, full-time freshman class of 2012 and beyond and transfer students entering in 2012-13 and beyond. These students have been admitted into RIT under semester program requirements.
- Transition students who, at time of the preparation of their IAP [Individual Advisement Plan for transition to semesters] have not declared a major or who are enrolled in The University Studies Program.
- Part-time students who will complete their degree requirements in the semester calendar.
- Students with IAP holds who neglect to comply with the University's request for all students transitioning to semesters to complete an IAP with their advisor during 2012-2013.
- Undergraduate and graduate students who complete their quarter degree requirements prior to the fall semester of 2013.
- Living expenses (i.e. room and board), transportation expenses, medical insurance, or any other expenses that a student may incur as necessary to remain matriculated at RIT. These expenses, whether payable to RIT or otherwise, are not deemed to be subject to the University Pledge
- Students' inability to find and/or complete a required co-op work assignment, regardless of reason.
- Loss of non-institutionally funded financial aid, whether due to enrollment status (full-time or part-time) or expiration of scholarship/student aid benefits.
- Loss of income from waived co-op terms.
For more information, students are encouraged to check out the full document at: http://www.rit.edu/conversion/students_impact.php